Ex-MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT: 'I'm A Metal Guy' And 'Always Will Be'

Former MORBID ANGEL and current I AM MORBID/HEADCAT frontman David Vincent was interviewed on a recent installment of the “Talk Toomey” podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his country music career: Vincent: “I recognize that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. I didn’t think that it was gonna be an easy [transition], ‘Well, we’re just gonna move from one thing to another.’ ‘Cause I really haven’t. I’m still… I’m a metal guy — always will be. But some of these other things that I’m … Continue reading

METALLICA Kicks Off European Leg Of 'WorldWired' Tour In Copenhagen (Video)

METALLICA kicked off the first European leg of its “WorldWired” tour last night (Saturday, September 2) at Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark. The trek stretches through November and, after a break, will pick up again on February 1, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, and continue through May, finishing up in Helsinki, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of last night’s concert can be seen below. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame band is touring in support of its tenth studio album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, which came out last November. METALLICA recently landed at position No. 1 on Billboard‘s “Hot Tours” list of … Continue reading

CHESTER BENNINGTON's Bandmates Pay Tribute To Late LINKIN PARK Singer With Acoustic Performance: Video, Photos

Chester Bennington‘s former bandmates from GREY DAZE and DEAD BY SUNRISE played a three-song acoustic set on Saturday, September 2 at Saxe Theater in Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas during a memorial event for the late LINKIN PARK singer, who passed away in July. Amir Derakh, Mace Beyers and Ryan Shuck performed the songs “Morning After” (DEAD BY SUNRISE), “The Down Syndrome” (GREY DAZE) and “Let Down” (DEAD BY SUNRISE) at the complimentary memorial fundraising event, which was organized by Club Tattoo and hosted by KYFI 550 radio personality Gregg Paul. Video footage of the performance can be seen below. … Continue reading

Listen To Title Track Of New EUROPE Album, 'Walk The Earth'

“Walk The Earth”, a brand new song from Swedish hard rock veterans EUROPE, can be streamed below. The track is the title cut of the band’s latest studio album, which will be released on October 20 via the band’s own Hell & Back label through Silver Lining Music. The follow-up to 2015’s “War Of Kings” was laid down at London, England’s legendary Abbey Road studios and was produced by Dave Cobb, who also helmed the band’s last disc. The “Walk The Earth” cover (shown below) features original artwork by famed Los Angeles artist Mike Sportes of Filth Mart. Says EUROPE … Continue reading

Video: GUNS N' ROSES Performs In Vancouver

Fan-filmed video footage of GUNS N’ ROSES‘ September 1 performance at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada can be seen below. The 2017 North American leg of GUNS N’ ROSES‘ “Not In This Lifetime” tour kicked off July 27 in St. Louis, Missouri. The “Not In This Lifetime” tour features classic GUNS members Slash on guitar, Duff McKagan on bass and Axl Rose on vocals, backed by drummer Frank Ferrer, guitarist Richard Fortus, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and second keyboardist Melissa Reese. GUNS kicked off its long-rumored and long-awaited reunion trek in April 2016 with a club show in Hollywood … Continue reading

ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Performs With CHEAP TRICK In Los Angeles (Video)

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian joined CHEAP TRICK on stage at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California to perform the latter band’s classic songs “Surrender” and “Auf Wiedersehen”. CHEAP TRICK was playing the track “Dream Police” at the August 30 concert when guitarist Rick Nielsen spotted Ian in the audience and motioned for him to come up on stage. At the song’s conclusion, Rick extended his arm and offered Scott a hand to grasp so that he could join Nielsen and his bandmates for a brief performance. Fan-filmed video footage of Ian‘s appearance can be seen below. This is not … Continue reading

Former GHOST Members Shoot Down TOBIAS FORGE's 'Solo Project' Claim

Former members of GHOST have fired back at frontman and founder Tobias Forge over his claim that the group was never formed as a band and was always essentially a one-man project. Back in April, Forge was sued by four ex-members of the Swedish act who accused Forge of cheating them out of their rightful share of the profits from the band’s album releases and world tours. The lawsuit, which was filed in the district court of Linköping, Sweden, where GHOST was originally based, claimed that Forge solely controlled the band’s business affairs without input from anyone else in the … Continue reading

Former KISS Guitarist VINNIE VINCENT Is 'Happy And Excited' About His Appearance At Atlanta KISS Expo

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent says that he is “happy and excited” to have been announced as a special guest at the the Atlanta Kiss Expo next year. According to the official web site for the Atlanta Kiss Expo, the 65-year-old musician will be signing autographs and taking photos during the special VIP Meet & Greet on Friday, January 19, 2018, as well as all day long at the Atlanta Kiss Expo on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The organizers say about what is being billed as Vinnie‘s first public appearance in almost twenty years: “We have worked long and hard … Continue reading

DRAGONFORCE Singer MARC HUDSON Says 'Reaching Into Infinity' Has 'The Best Vocals I've Done On An Album'

Alex from Heavy New York conducted an interview with frontman Marc Hudson of extreme power metallers DRAGONFORCE prior to the band’s July 20 show at the Highline Ballroom in New York, New York. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the touring cycle for the band’s new “Reaching Into Infinity” album: Marc: “It’s been really cool. Not only we’re getting really good reviews from everyone who’s listened to it, but playing the songs live as well. They’re coming across really well. We’re getting requests for songs we haven’t considered playing yet. Apparently, … Continue reading

DORO PESCH On The Demise Of WARLOCK: 'I Never Wanted To Have A Solo Career'

Chris Akin of “The Classic Metal Show” recently conducted an interview with German metal queen Doro Pesch. You can listen to the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how she feels about WARLOCK‘s “Triumph And Agony” album, which is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year: Doro: “I totally feel as strong as I felt in ’87. It’s a dream to play all these songs [to celebrate the album’s anniversary]. Actually, we’ve never played all the songs in our setlist. Some of them, they are so nice, like melody-wise, word-wise. It was definitely one of our … Continue reading